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Your Guide to Destin Home Water Damage Remediation

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Guide to Destin Home Water Damage Remediation Excess water and drywall are not a good mix. Be sure to contact SERVPRO should your family home face water damage.

Water Damage to Drywall in Your Destin Home

Certain materials used in the construction of your Destin home are more susceptible to damages than others. Drywall, in particular, is among the commonly used structural components that can quickly saturate water damage and prove difficult to salvage. Our professionals have a fast response in water loss emergencies, and part of this fast response is getting the appropriate equipment set up to salvage saturated materials when possible.

Water damage in Destin can spread quickly throughout your home, so it is critical to react quickly to these situations to get experienced professionals headed out to your property with the tools and expertise to help. Drywall can begin absorbing water almost instantaneously, which allows the material to get oversaturated after only a brief period. Understanding what water damage can do to the drywall in your home can help you understand the importance of reaching out to our SERVPRO professionals right away.

As soon as saturation begins in the drywall of your home, the composition of this material begins to change. Over as little as 24 hours, this material can begin to swell and bloat, causing it to lose its form and erode. While immediate response to the situation can often protect much of the drywall affected in your home, our professionals must assess the full scope of the damage when we arrive to determine how far the water damage has spread throughout these materials and how badly they have gotten affected.

Wicking is a problem for drywall, and typically this phenomenon happens from the baseboard up the wall. This situation causes the exposed portion of drywall to allow moisture to move up towards the ceiling. The designation of how far this moisture spreads gets determined by thermal imagery, and our SERVPRO professionals can make flood cuts to remove affected drywall and later replace it once drying has completed.

It is not uncommon for water damages within your home to affect the drywall. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach rapid response team can work quickly to preserve these materials when possible, clean up the mess, and dry out other damaged elements. Give us a call anytime at (850) 863-2552.

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